|Forum topic by GPM||posted 1187 days ago||869 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
1187 days ago
I have a Jet 1 1/2 hp, 4” dust collector with a 30 gallon cyclone separator in line. I am trying to really tweak it to minimize dust on the table saw and chop saw primarily. I have a good setup for collecting the dust and chips but now have questions about the dust bags and keeping an eye on the pressure in the system.
First, does anyone have experience with upgrading bags to a better bag or canister? I would only do the top bag but would like to get maximum flow to keep the system working at top level.
Second, on my air cleaning system I have a vacuum gauge to show when the filter is getting dirty by showing how much vacuum is present inside the air cleaner main box. I would like to use a gauge on the dust collector but am not sure if it would be more effective to look at the positive pressure on the output side of the blower or the negative vacuum on the input side. I know the two are related but am not sure which one would give me a better/quicker snapshot of the condition of the system.
Any help is appreciated.